Godzilla Island – Story Arc 18
Godzilla Island – Story Arc 18
Directed by Shun Mizutani
Once again we are stepping down the path of Godzilla Island! Yet another story arc, yet another new monster, and yet another use of Fireman Jet Jaguar! Sorry for the excitement, but we love us some Jet Jaguar. This story features Space Godzilla, who returns to cause more havok on Godzilla Island. Or does he???? Newbies, hop on over to Godzilla Island Story Arc 1 to start the journey, everyone else read along for Story Arc 18, the next stop on the March of Godzilla Island!
Different monster feature in each episode, so we’ll keep track of them in each story arc. The complete Godzilla Island Daikaiju List is located here. We’ll also list any new monster match-ups that weren’t in any film but now exist thanks to this series, such as Godzilla fighting Giant Dark Emperor or something. The R2 Japanese DVD release is unsubtitled, so most of what is going on will be educated guesses thanks to our limited Japanese speaking ability. But here at TarsTarkas.NET we don’t need no stinking subtitles!
Featuring the monsters –
Episode 189 – The Strongest Monster
Who is the strongest monster? Who will it be? Godzilla? Gigan? Gabara? This episode will answer that question for all time! Or not, as instead it opens as Giant Dark Emperor calls Landes to yell at her, but has to wait until she’s done in the shower! Women. Then the plot is put into motion. On Godzilla Island, Nao is describing a monster she saw to G-Guard Commander and Misato, and it is pretty clear she is talking about Space Godzilla. Misato flies out in the Tart-coupe to check, instead only to find Gorosaurus unconscious in a field. Tsuzuku!
Episode 190 – The Evil Spirit Revives
G-Guard Commander fills in Misato on Space Godzilla’s previous outings on the island, including stock footage of when he possessed Godzilla and sucked the life force out of everyone. Nao butts in about King Caesar saving the day, which means she somehow has knowledge of events that happened before her time. Nao must have meta-knowledge of the entire universe. Misato goes to visit King Caesar, but to everyone’s dismay the Temple where King Caesar lives is on fire, and that’s where the Taoist tracts or whatever that cured Godzilla last time are kept. Were kept, because now they are ash. Tsuzuku.
Episode 191 – Who is the True Criminal?
The temple is burned to the ground. G-Guard Commander tells Misato to take photos of all the monsters, because you can see Space Godzilla’s spirit on film. But nothing shows up in the pictures. Neither Rodan nor the Mothras were there, so maybe they are possessed. Soon enough Lucas is giving an alert that Space Godzilla’s spirit is detected, right where an unconscious Rodan is. Tsuzuku.
Episode 192 – The Evil Spirit Takes Form
Misato does research to try to figure out what is what, when she gets a call that Baragon and Anguirus are fighting, so she goes to investigate. But soon something spooky this way comes, and Space Godzilla’s ghost appears, behind King Caesar! Look out, King C! Tsuzuku!
Episode 193 – The Frightened Monsters
Rocks are tossed at Space Godzilla/King Caesar, which knocks King Caesar out, and Space Godzilla then jumps to Baragon! Then Baragon is pelted with rocks, and Space Godzilla jumps to Anguirus! Do you sense a pattern here? Space Godzilla’s ghost cannot be injured, and it jumps from body to body. Space Godzilla jumps into Mothra Leo, and out again. By this time, all the monsters run for it, because why stick around and get possessed? Camero reports this to Landes, and she laughs and plots. Tsuzuku.
Episode 194 – Search Gabara Pond
Research by Misato shows that Gorosaurus and Rodan both drank from Gabara Pond before being possessed and KOed by Space Godzilla. Misato goes to investigate, Sherlock Holmes-style, just like when he solved the Hound of the Baskervilles by hopping into his space cruiser and looking at a lake. Space Godzilla’s ghost attacks G-Guard HQ, and is immune to the new Maser Gun that was installed recently but not mentioned on the show. Godzilla then shows up to save G-Guard HQ once again, except not really because Godzilla ends up damaging G-Guard HQ as his blasts go right through Space Godzilla. Oddly enough, Space Godzilla didn’t damage G-Guard HQ at all. Hmmmm…. Tsuzuku.
Episode 195 – The True Nature of the Evil Spirit
Misato returns to inform everyone that Space Godzilla is just a hologram! Did I just walk into a bad episode of Star Trek: Voyager? (CORRECTION: EVERY episode of Star Trek: Voyager was bad.) Those Xiliens sure are running out of monsters, having to resort to a fake one. The hologram machine is destroyed, and Camero reports to Landes of the destruction, causing Landesto cry. But Nao tells the gang she didn’t see a hologram, but a real monster, and is soon shown to be true when Space Godzilla in real life appears! Tsuzuku for plot twists of epic proportions.
Episode 196 – Landes Sulks
Space Godzilla is real, and as the Godzillas fight it is the grass that suffers. Giant Dark Emperor appears to tell Landes that this Space Godzilla is Super Special Space Godzilla High Grade Type Two. Landes gets annoyed, probably because that name is ridiculous! The monster fight continues regardless of stupid names. Tsuzuku.
Episode 197 – The Super Gigantic Godzilla Appears
Super Special Space Godzilla High Grade Type Two (SSSGHGTT) blasts Godzilla to the ground and starts stomping on his head as Misato gets an idea. She’ll invent a deodorant that is strong enough for a man, but made for a kaiju. Or not. She gets into Fireman Jet Jaguar (at this time I finally notice the sound effects inside a Jet Jaguar cockpit is the classic bridge sound from the original USS Enterprise!!!) and sprays the fire extinguisher mouth spray at Space Godzila 2: Electric Boogaloo. This does nothing…until a Super Gigantic Godzilla Appears! (as the episode title states..) We all know that it is a hologram, but we tsuzuku anyway.
Big, bad Mo-fo!
Episode 198 – Landes’ Anger
The hologram scares Space Godzilla 2: Godzilla Harder enough that Godzilla can kick off one of his crystals. Space Godzilla 2: The Legend of Gabara’s Gold is smart enough to escape after one crystal is destroyed, and it is “Yatta!” time. That’s what everyone says when they win the fight. The hologram was created by Fireman Jet Jaguar’s eyes, in case you were wondering. Giant Dark Emperor is upset, but Landes says she will capture Godzilla Island, no matter what! Tsuzuku, even though we’ve all heard that before.
Just wait until Supreme Ultra Maxi Mega Double Secret Probation Space Godzilla Limited Edition Collector’s Cup Platinum XP! That will be the version of Space Godzilla to watch out for. Will he show up in Story Arc 19: He Who Laughs Last Will Laugh Alone? Find out! March of Godzilla Island will continue, monsters will get longer names, and G-Guard HQ will get attacked once again. Their insurance premiums would bankrupt most countries.
New monster matchups – Baragon vs. Anguirus, Godzilla vs. Super Special Space Godzilla High Grade Type Two.
Rated 7/10 (Pouty, Crystally, Camaro againy, Drinky, Surprisy, Escapy, Crazy Eyes-y)
Please give feedback below!